​Most crimes that occur on campus are crimes of “opportunity”.

Here are some tips to avoid being a victim.

Safety First sign
  • Do not leave any personal belongings unattended anytime or anywhere.
  • Use the buddy system or get an SFCCPD escort when traveling to and from campus.
  • Avoid dark isolated areas of campus.
  • Lock your car and never leave valuables visible.
  • Lock up your property with a high-quality lock.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Common sense is your best protection!

Report Campus Crime and any Suspicious Activity to us anytime. If there are other concerns you have, please feel free to email us as well.

Call 415-239-3200 or email: police@ccsf.edu

We experience all crimes at City College!
We are not immune to any crime occurring in our community.

Criminal Behavior
Being Undetected
Criminals will decide when and where they have enough time, access, and seclusion to commit a crime without being detected. The easier it appears, the more likely a criminal will attempt to steal, vandalize, break-in, rob, or assault any isolated place or person.
Having the Opportunity
Criminals are looking for the opportunity to commit a crime. They are looking for places where there are no people around or not paying attention, low lighting or concealment, valuables in plain view, unsecured areas, unattended property, and straightforward entry and escape routes. The fewer obstacles and challenges a criminal has to face, the criminal may believe the opportunity to commit a crime and getaway is a sure thing and they will strike immediately.
Determining Value and Worth
A criminal is looking for that which is valuable to them, not necessarily what is valuable to you. What criminals determine as valuable and worth the risk of committing a crime, can be influenced by the ease and opportunity to illegally take anything of value. Criminals value property, money, power over others, harming people, and controlling people and/or their surroundings.
What You Can Do
Walk in Groups
There is safety in numbers. If possible, don't walk alone, especially when it's dark or late night hours. Feel free to call us for an escort.
Be Visible to Everyone
Stay in well-lit and heavily traveled areas as much as possible.
Walk Assured
Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. If you feel you are being followed, walk quickly to areas where there are other people.
Dress for Success
Wear clothing and shoes that give you freedom of movement. Don't burden yourself with too many items. Keep your valuables concealed.
Be Aware
Always be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. Know as much as you can about the areas where you live, work, and attend school.
Trust Your Instincts
If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person, leave, or let someone you know.
In The Moment
Don't leave your personal belongings unattended or visible in your vehicle. If someone is trying to rob you, give up your property not your life. If someone tries to assault you, scream, yell...try to attract attention. If you witness a crime being committed, find a safe place to go, call the police.
Report
Report anything you believe to be a crime to the police as soon as possible. Try to describe the criminal. Your actions can be helpful in keeping yourself and others safe.
Our Role
The Campus Police are here to make sure you and your campus are safe, so that you can pursue your education positively.
We provide public safety services and information to all City College community members.
To partner with you to ensure we know each other and know the safety needs for everyone at City College.